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How do I tell my children I am pregnant again?

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Last Updated: 03/19/2018 at 12:16pm
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Top Rated Answers
Jennifer1
November 30th, 2015 3:52am
Make it a fun announcement, play iI game with it, if they are older you could make cupcakes with one letter on each cake so they can solve it, or if younger buy little things for them to open so they can guess:-):-)
Rivielle
October 9th, 2014 12:51am
It depends on the situation. We can't really give advice to you but what would you think is the best? I hope i help
Valentina18
November 8th, 2014 4:26pm
It also depends on your children's age, but you can always calmly explain to them that you are going to have another baby which means one ( or more!) extra sibling for them, then answer any questions they might have.
VDellW12
November 11th, 2014 1:52am
Be honest, cook a nice meal and invite them to join you. Right before you serve dessert tell them the wonderful news!
Anonymous
November 16th, 2014 5:51pm
Just tell them. They are your children and won't hate you for that. But tell them carefully. Otherwise they'd feel over run or something.
Leta1234
December 8th, 2014 5:32pm
Confirming that other children are acceptable, helps introduce another child into the relationship..
cheerfulWaterfall62
December 21st, 2014 9:21pm
The kind of reaction you can expect depends on your kids' age and temperament, but my best advice would to tell them in a place they feel safe to express themselves and in a loving way. Let them know that their opinion matters to you.
Anonymous
January 6th, 2015 4:21am
Depends on their age. If they are young, telling them that will have a little brother/sister to take care of will work wonders. If they are older, explain that having a younger sibling will not at all reduce your love towards them, and give them baby-related responsibilty to help them enjoy the process.
Anonymous - Expert in Parenting
May 22nd, 2015 5:32pm
How do your children interact with each other or with other children? If they can usually get along, then there should be no issues in giving them the good news! Just remember to assure them that you are still there for them no matter what.
CallmeGomer
June 7th, 2015 10:28pm
Whatever you feelings on this new child, make the experience for your children a positive one. Think ahead of time of any and all ways the new baby will improve or enhance your family's life. Look on websites like youtube or baby specific sites for imaginative ways of making the announcement. Even if this child is unplanned, you can find positive ways to announce it. Keep it upbeat and light-hearted.
carsonn
November 16th, 2015 2:44am
it depends on their age. With younger children, simply start talking about babies. How cute they are, how fragile, how meaningful, and how much you love the ones you already have. From there it should be easy to just say, "That's why we'll have one living here with us soon", or something along those lines. With older children, let them know how much they mean to you and then just say it. Try not to beat around the bush as much with older children, since that can make you sound unsure of your choices. In both cases, try to be as clear as possible.
Anonymous
September 26th, 2017 8:04am
You could ask them how they would feel if you where and then tell them guess what moms pregnant but I guess it depends on how old they are. If there younger it would be better to explain it but, if they’re older mabye takeing them somewhere and doing a cute reveal,like poping bloons with it pergent confetti in them?
endearingLion70
March 19th, 2018 12:16pm
Find a quiet moment when you are relaxed and not rushed. Then just tell them in an honest and direct way. Be ready to answer question as kids are curious creatures.